Quantcast

U.K. MIDWEEKS: WHERE THERE'S A WILL...

British singer Will Young is heading for #1 on the U.K’s Official Albums chart with his seventh effort overall and first as an independent artist, Lexicon (Cooking Vinyl). Over on singles, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and Stormzy are new in the Top 5.

Young, the first-ever Pop Idol winner, released his first five albums on Sony/BMG and the last in 2015 on Island—four of them reached #1 and two reached #2. 

Two Door Cinema Club are the second highest new entry at midweek stage with False Alarm (Prolifica) at #3, followed by Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings (Columbia) at #5. 

Hot Chip’s seventh studio album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino), starts at #6—the album was co-produced by Paris DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, who died last week.

The Raconteurs are aiming for a third Top 10 with Help Us Stranger (Third Man) at #7 and Hollywood Vampires’  Rise (Edel) is #9. An album of Prince rarities and demos that later became huge hits for other artists, Originals (Warner Records), is new at #15.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, the Mendes and Cabello collaboration “Senorita” (Island) starts at #2. 

The rest of the Top 5 is ruled by Ed Sheeran and Stormzy. The former’s “I Don’t Care” (Atlantic) with Justin Bieber looks set to remain at #1 with a lead of 2.5.k combined sales. Stormzy’s “Crown” (Merky/Atlantic) is new at #4 as his “Vossi Bop” moves down to #3.

Sheeran’s “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock rises to a new peak at #5 following the release of its music video. 

 

SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)